Pistorius called security first - Roux

2014-03-10 10:54
Gallery  |  click on thumbnail to view larger image

Oscar Pistorius in court - day 6

See the latest pictures from the North Gauteng High Court where Oscar Pistorius is on trial for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp.

Pretoria - Murder-accused Oscar Pistorius was the one who first called security for help following the shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, the North Gauteng High Court heard on Monday.

Barry Roux, for Pistorius, produced cellphone records and told security guard shift leader Pieter Baba that contrary to his testimony, Pistorius called security first.

"Pistorius called you first at 03:21, and he will tell the court that he could not speak and very shortly after that at 03:22 you called him back to find out if he is all right," Roux said.

Baba testified that he called Pistorius, who told him that "everything was fine".

Baba reiterated his statement that he called the paralympian first.

"My Lady, this is not true that he called me first, I called him first. I am the one who made that first call to him."

In court

Earlier, the trial resumed with a markedly thinned out public gallery in the North Gauteng High Court.

Pistorius waited in the dock for proceedings to get under way, wearing a dark pin-striped suit, taking sips of water from a bottle.

Friends and family of Steenkamp wore stickers with a picture of her face as they sat in a front row.

ANC Women's League veterans had returned to their place on the "Steenkamp side" of a bench in the front row.

Samantha Taylor, an ex-girlfriend of Pistorius who testified last week that he fired a gun from a car out of "irritation" after being stopped by police, was also in a front bench.

Pistorius's uncle Arnold took up a seat behind him and his sister Aimee, who had provided emotional comfort last week, was also present, to the left of the court.

Read more on:    reeva steenkamp  |  oscar pistorius  |  barry roux  |  pistorius trial

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.


24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.